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Telikin announces a computer for pensioners

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Fri Dec 17 2010, 10:19

PC MAKER Telikin has announced a PC that seems to have the elderly and computer challenged in mind.

The Telikin all-in-one PC is supposed to be the first computer truly made for baby boomers and older. The outfit will be showing it off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in early January.

The machine comes with a touchscreen, pre-loaded applications and an integrated menu of the top ten personal interest functions, including video chat, photo sharing, email, local and national news, address book, weather, calendar, shopping, games and health websites.

Dr Jean Coppola, a professor at Pace University, said that the Telikin computer designers used gerontechnology studies of how older people interact with computers.

"We have been studying this field for over five years and testing various computers, nothing comes close to Telikin," Coppola said.

Fred Allegrezza, president and CEO of Telikin claimed that the reaction to the product has been tremendous. He said, "We have managed to get the top functionality of PCs including video chat, photo sharing, email and social media, minus the viruses, pop-ups and overwhelming number and costs of applications."

The Telikin all-in-one PC is priced at $699.99 and comes with all of its software already fully installed. Basically all a grey panther power user has to do is plug it in and go. µ

 

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